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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jan 4 2019
$141
pledged of $12,000pledged of $12,000 goal
6
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jan 4 2019

About

University Headshots/The Headshot Airstream

Booking affordable, modern and stylish headshots on your campus. 

Our Mission 

University Headshots/The Headshot Airstream is a mobile photography/headshot studio based in Lexington, Virginia, dedicated to providing quality, headshots to university students. Already an established business, University Headshots is seeking funding only to expand equipment and therefore reach. 

What we need

We need to find a trailer in good shape at a reasonable price. Proceeds from this campaign will go towards having the airstream purchased and outfitted to become our mobile studio.

The mobile studio will be able to provide quick, professional headshots at an affordable cost on any college campus. 

As soon as we can get the trailer, we can begin to book colleges across the state of Virginia. 

 The Market 

Across the United States, LinkedIn, Handshake and other social media outlets have seen an explosion of growth in recent years. Between 2004-2006, LinkedIn alone has grown from 500 thousand members in 2004  to 500 million members in 2017 (Forbes).  At this point, every college graduate entering the job market needs a professional social media presence. Many college students do not have access to a photography studio in their areas and cannot afford the high prices to hire a photographer.

In short, professional headshots have a strong need and room for continued growth, making it an attractive business opportunity. 

The Person Behind the Camera

Kevin Remington is an award-winning photographer with over 20 years of experience. For the past 15 years, Kevin has worked as a University Photographer for Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA. He has also worked with The Virginia Military Institute, Hollins University, The University of Michigan as well as many other university and corporate clients. 

Philosophy 

We believe that everyone needs a great looking, professional headshot on their social media pages. These photos should be easy, fun and affordable. 

Growth: With 13 colleges and universities within a 60-mile radius of Lexington, we believe that we are ideally located to provide our services in a single day. As we grow, we will be able to move from campus to campus in any region of the country.

Innovation: By being mobile we are easily able to move from location to location removing the need for our clients to travel to a studio in a larger city. Along with our distinctive approach, we plan to apply creative social media marketing techniques and stylish, well-designed graphics to develop customer affinity and brand recognition. 

Quality: Built within a 24-foot trailer will be a fully functional photography studio with two Westcott Flex panels mounted on both side walls and two Profoto B10 strobes, one as the main light with a softbox and one as a background light. Along with a Nikon D850 and Nikon 105mm lens we will be able to provide images up to 50 megapixels in size. 

Community: The studio is committed to doing the best for each university community. We believe in giving back to our neighbors by providing free or discounted services for local non-profits as well as offering group discounts to parties of ten or more.

Risks and challenges

Challenge: We need to purchase a trailer in good shape at a reasonable price, have it gutted and rebuilt to studio specs.

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    Headshot in Lexington, VA Date TBD

    A personal headshot in Lexington, Virginia at an agreed upon time. The photo will be delivered the next day.

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    Headshot on Washington and Lee Colonnade

    A personal headshot on the Colonnade located on the Washington and Lee University campus in Lexington, VA at an agreed upon time. The photo will be delivered the next day.

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    Headshot in DC on June 10 or 11, 2019

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    Headshot in Richmond, VA Date TBD

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    Cinematic headshot in Lexington, VA

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    Family portrait session in Lexington, VA

    A portrait session for the entire family in Lexington, VA! Whether it's you and the kids, or grandma and grandpa too reward accompanies all. The photos will be delivered one week after the shoot. Regularly $300

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    Photo booth set up at your event

    This reward will be available in 2020! A photo booth (brought to you in Lexington or Rockbridge County) is great for weddings, anniversary parties, and birthdays! Please contact me for availability in other locations.

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Funding period

- (60 days)